March 25 thru 30, 2024

Itinerary (approximate and could be adjusted based on weather)

Day 1    We’ll get the workshop started at 4pm at the (hotel to be determined) near Portland 

International Airport where we’ll introduce ourselves, review the overall itinerary and talk about the goals we’ll be working to achieve. We’ll also talk about the travel and shooting plan for Day 2.

Day 2:     We’ll depart our Portland hotel by 9:00am and caravan to Bandon, Oregon. We’ll check in to our hotel in Bandon and have time to explore and be ready to shoot a sunset from the beautiful and diverse Bandon Beach. Dinner at a local restaurant will follow.

Day 3:    Sunrise shoot at Bandon Beach (optional) followed by an early breakfast before we depart for Shore Acres SP to shoot crashing waves and explore the rugged coastline. We’ll have lunch in near by Coos Bay with the option of returning for more big wave shooting or returning to Bandon to edit images. We’ll shoot at sunset at Shore Acres or along Bandon Beach with dinner after.

Day 4:     We’ll shoot sunrise at Bandon Beach or the Coquille River Lighthouse followed by breakfast. Tides will still be high so optionally we could return to Shore Acres SP to shoot crashing surf. Shoot sunset at Bandon Beach or Coquille River Lighthouse.

Day 5:     We’ll have an early breakfast in Bandon before we travel south to explore and shoot the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Pistol River sand dunes, Natural Bridges, Secret Beach and much more. We’ll check into our hotel in Brookings and maybe briefly catch our breaths before shooting sunset at Whales Head Beach. Dinner will follow.

Day 6:    An early breakfast in Brookings before we travel south into California and Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP. We’ll spend most of the day exploring and shooting in the magnificent redwood forest. We’ll be back in Brookings in time to shoot sunset at Harris Beach SP. Dinner to follow.

Day 7:    An early breakfast in Brookings before we travel back north to explore and shoot Heceta Head Lighthouse and the craggy shoreline at Cape Perpetua (Thors Well). We’ll have lunch in the charming little town of Yahats. Traveling on we’ll shoot Seal Rock SP before hotel check-in in Newport. We’ll explore the Newport water front and harbor with the option of shooting at sunset near Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We’ll conclude the             workshop with a final gathering and casual dinner in Newport.